Public forum & interview for finalist for next president of Tennessee College of Applied Technology Jackson set for May 22

Public forum in TCAT Jackson presidential search set for May 22, 2023

A public forum and interview for the finalist for the next president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Jackson, Heath R. McMillian, is scheduled for May 22.

McMillian, TCAT Jackson’s current executive vice president and interim president, was named finalist for the TCAT Jackson presidency by the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) April 27.

The public forum and interview, the next step in the search process, will be held virtually on Microsoft Teams at 9 a.m. CT, May 22, 2023. The Teams link and instructions to participate are below and are also posted on the TBR website at, along with McMillian’s resumé and information about the presidential search.

After the forum, TBR Chancellor Flora W. Tydings will gather input from the public and campus community, conduct final interviews and make a recommendation on the appointment to the board, which is scheduled to consider the presidential appointment at its next quarterly meeting June 15-16 at Chattanooga State Community College. 

McMillian came to TCAT Jackson in May 2022 as executive vice president to lead development of the Blue Oval City Campus and its programs and curriculum. He has been serving as interim president since October 2022 when former president Jeff Sisk was appointed executive director of the systemwide TBR Center for Workforce Development. McMillian previously served as executive director of economic and workforce development at Northeast State Community College. 

To observe or participate in the public forum and interview online on May 22:

Click here to join the meeting.

Meeting ID: 271 525 567 186 
Passcode: LN6ouS 

Download Teams | Join on the web

Or call in (audio only)

+1 629-401-2817,,344253839#   United States, Nashville 

Phone Conference ID: 344 253 839# 


For assistance contact: 

April Preston

Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources & Payroll Services

Tennessee Board of Regents

(615) 366-4404,

The College System of Tennessee is the state’s largest public higher education system, with 13 community colleges, 24 colleges of applied technology and the online TN eCampus serving approximately 140,000 students. The system is governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents.